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1st Atlantic Flight East-West

First east–west transatlantic crossing. On April 12, 1928 Baron Guenther von Huenefeld, piloted by German Capt. Hermann Koehl and Irish Capt. James Fitzmaurice, left Dublin for New York City  in a single-engine all-metal Junkers W33 monoplane. Some 37 hr. later, they landed (crashed) on Greely Island, Labrador and were rescued.

The Junkers W33 aircraft nicknamed Bremen, following its successful east-west trans-Atlantic flight. The group at right includes Romeo Vachon and Baron von Huenefeld